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Rental Agreement for V-TAC to use Old Firehouse Approved

December 30, 2013

  12/31/13 The Veterans Therapeutic Art Center (V-TAC) will be renting both floors of the Old Fire House on Center Street in 2014. 

Monday night the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved a new rental agreement for the facility.  This year (2013) V-TAC rented the upper level for $300 monthly with an agreement that repairs would be made by members of the group and materials purchased for repairs would be deduced from monthly rental payments. 

In October the M.C. Convention and Visitor’s Bureau moved out of the first floor where they had been paying $600 a month.  Prior to that the lower level was split between the Visitor’s Bureau and Blueberry Festival with each paying $400 monthly. 

The new agreement with V-TAC is for $450 monthly for use of both levels. 

Councilman Shawn Grobe asked if there was any other interest in the property and was told, not at this time.  He commented that having the property inhabited is important. 

The board motioned to approve the new agreement for 2014 although prior to a vote councilman Mike Delp asked who paid for the utilities.  The city attorney said all utilities are paid for by the city with the average monthly cost running approximately $600.  The board of Public Works and Safety did unanimously approve the lease agreement.

The board also approved the 2014 animal control services agreement with the Marshall County Humane Society.  The agreement is for $30,000 annually to be paid in monthly installments.